Date Night

Valentine's Day Dinners: Third Dates

Love is in the air... and on the table.

By Malcolm Griffes February 12, 2014

Nothing says love like dessert at Loulay.

The big day is almost here and you don't have reservations yet? Here's our last installment of Valentine's Day dinners around town—and lucky for you they're all still accepting reservations. (For the first two lists, take a look here and here.)

Infatuating tastes abound. Marjorie’s four-course V-Day menu starts with dishes like Israeli sheep’s cheese, Alaskan striped prawn crudo, and Dungeness crab, then continues with mains like a winter cioppino, or grilled rib steak, and ends with dessert of either a flourless chocolate torte or kiwi sorbet. $75, plus optional wine pairing for $50. Reservations via phone: 206-441-9842.

James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines’s Valentine’s Day menu will certainly assist in creating a special evening. The four-course dinner has options like chestnut mafaldine, celery root soup, Leaf Farms duck breast, and steamed chocolate cake. $70, plus optional wine pairing for $40. Reservations via phone: 206-547-9707.

One of Fremont’s favorites is hosting a five-course dinner, with optional wine and champagne pairings. $60, plus optional wine pairing for $25. Reservations via phone: 206-402-4854.

Capitol Cider
Gluten-free and in love, or just looking for a good meal? Capitol Hill’s ciderhouse is serving up shareable platters for V-Day dinner suitable for parties of two, three, or four, with courses like Dungeness crab and kale gratin, steak Delmonico, and smoked onion rings. Cider, beer, and wine are also plentiful. $100 for two, $135 for three, and $160 for four.

Three courses plus dessert in this intimate Tangletown locale is sure to fit the bill for a romantic evening. Starters like fried oysters or poached spot prawns, and chilled lobster salad are followed by mains such as grilled lamb loin, seared scallops, or chicken with truffles. $70. Reservations via phone: 206-812-1580.

Celebrate your love the French way with a four-course menu. A special V-Day lunch menu will be offered earlier in the day, for the love of power lunches. Lunch: $40; dinner: $65. Reservations via phone: 206-402-4588.

“Feel the love at Luc” this V-Day by way of a four-course French feast. And at a surprisingly reasonable price. $40. Reservations via phone: 206-328-6645.

Miyabi 45th
Miyabi’s first anniversary lands on February 14, so you can celebrate V-Day and Miyabi’s b-day with one great meal. A special tasting menu will be offered. $65. Reservations via phone: 206-632-4545.

Blind Pig Bistro
Individual and shareable plates make up the eight- to 10-course menu at this Eastlake gem. A few different seating times are available. $65. Reservations via phone: 206-329-2744.

As the tagline goes, “keep clam”, because Ivar’s has a special V-Day menu that will be featured at three of the restaurants' locations from February 13-16. Lobster bisque, ahi tune tartare, and oyster Rockefeller will all make appearances. Desserts like red velvet cake, espresso pot de crème, and hazelnut French vanilla chocolate fondue will ensure you have a sweet evening. Price per item. Reservations via phone: 206-632-0767.

Bellevue’s spot for Japanese/American comfort food is offering a four-course prix fixe menu for lovers. A first course with choices like sushi rice risotto or a roasted beet salad, for mains a NY strip steak, broiled red trout, or shoyu chicken are the choices, and for dessert hot malasada, or banana lumpia are among the choices. $40 per person. Reservations via phone: 425-453-6094.


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